From Pit Town to Battlefields: 1914-1916 Mexborough & The Great War

From Pit Town to Battlefields: 1914-1916 Mexborough & The Great War


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The story of Mexborough and its people during the Great War.

In From Pit Town to Battlefields: 1914-1916, Mexborough in the Great War Bill Lawrence presents the story of the town and its people during the first two-and-a-half years of the 'war to end all wars'.

Using a wealth of original archive material together with items from the local newspaper, The Mexborough and Swinton Times this account provides a vivid picture of life on the Home Front and on the killing fields of Western Europe.

Apart from presenting an account of the war years themselves, this book also examines the crucial years immediately preceding the outbreak of hostilities. An invaluable introduction to those with an interest in the Great War, and an in-depth look at the way everyday life continued during the conflict, From Pit Town to Battlefields is essential reading for anyone with a desire to know more about that war and both the people and history of Mexborough.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993407505
Publisher: LEB Books
Publication date: 09/30/2015
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Bill Lawrence was born in Doncaster, but brought up in Luton. His first employment was as a railway worker before attending university where he graduated in British history and sociology, later gaining a post graduate degree in industrial relations.

Bill is now retired after 30 years as a lecturer and spends much of his retirement organising, researching and writing for Mexborough and District Heritage Society. He is particularly interested in the history of the early 20th century in Britain including the First World War.

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